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On his fourth and the final voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus reached the Bay Islands on the coast of Honduras.Columbus landed near the modern town of Trujillo, in the vicinity of the Guaimoreto Lagoon. After the Spanish discovery, Honduras became part of Spain's vast empire in the New World within the Kingdom of Guatemala. Trujillo and Gracias were the first city-capitals. The Spanish ruled what would become Honduras for approximately three centuries
Spain granted independence to Honduras, with the rest of the Central American provinces on September 15, 1821. In 1822 the United Central American Provinces decided to join the newly declared Mexican Empire of Iturbide. The Iturbide Empire was overthrown in 1823 and Central America separated from it, forming the Federal Republic of Central America, which disintegrated in 1838. As a result the states of the republic became independent nations.

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The site of Cerro Palenque covers 26 hectares in the hills on the west side of the Ulua River Valley. The site is named after the highest of these hills,
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is on the Ulua River. It was occupied from 200 B.C.E - 1500 C.E., though its major florescence dates to the Late Classic ( 600-1000 C.E.),
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The ruins of Copan are a four-hour drive from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. You have to walk more than 200 yards of steamy tropical-forest trails before reaching Copan's Great Plaza,
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Los Naranjo is the site of a former Lenca settlement on the shore of Lake Yojoa. Although little can be seen of the former city, the site offers a mixed habitat of woodland and marshes
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ayasta caves

Just south of Tegucigalpa are the Ayasta caves, shallow openings along the side of a canyon which have been decorated with petroglyphs by unknown people.
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